Sightseeing in Katy

Wine-Education Class with Nine Samples for Two or Four at Braman Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Braman Winery

Richmond

Students sip nine 1-ounce wine tastes

$50 $25

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg

Explore Rosenberg’s railway-ridden past through a collection of historic railcars and model trains

$10 $6

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Historical Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Houston Ghost Tour (Up to 53% Off)

Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

Specter pros lead treks through haunted hot spots of Houston, Humble, Tomball, & Spring, sharing historical anecdotes & spine-tingling tales

$40 $20

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Downtown Houston Tours for Two, Four, or a Family from Discover Houston Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Discover Houston Tours

Houston Visitors Center

Depending on the day of the week, tourists might visit the 1926 Julia Ideson Building, Heritage Plaza, or Discovery Green

$60 $30

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General Admission for Two or Four to Screamworld (Up to 41% Off)

Screamworld

Houston

Acclaimed seasonal destination features five haunted attractions with disorienting lights, spooky special effects, and costumed actors

$58 $35

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Visits for Two or Four to the Children's Museum of Houston (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of Houston

The Museum District

14 fun and interactive galleries on engineering, environmental issues, and responsibility in the digital world inspire critical thinking

$18 $10

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Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted City Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Haunted City Tours

Downtown

Walking tours explore your town’s most haunted locations where restless spirits from the past still lurk

$78 $35

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$25 for Entry to Houston Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, October 19 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Celtic Gardens

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Firkin and Phoenix Pub

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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Admission for Two or Four, or Family Membership to The Health Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Health Museum

The Museum District

Museum visit lets guests explore the body; annual memberships include perks such as VIP events, member-only activities & exclusive discounts

$16 $10

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Learn About Foraging with a Wilderness Survival Instructor

Foraging Tour in Memorial Park

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

Mark Suter explains how to identify and prepare edible plants, using Memorial Park as his training ground

$30 $30

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Shark! Exhibit and Permanent Exhibits for Two or Four at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 51% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

Groups of two or four view live sharks at the shark exhibit, then explore the science museum’s permanent exhibits

$50 $25

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Space Center Houston Visit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 35% Off)

Space Center Houston

Clear Lake

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See 250+ space artifacts—including moon rocks—explore interactive exhibits, and peek behind the scenes at the home of Mission Control

$22.95 $15

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One-Year Individual, Household, or Friend Membership to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Up to 56% Off)

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Museum District

Memberships to a contemporary art museum with 8–10 exhibits each year includes invitations to openings and discounts at the gift shop

$75 $35

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six or an Annual Family Membership to the Houston Fire Museum (50% Off)

Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

Friends and families learn about the history of fire fighting in the Houston area while enjoying touring exhibits and access to events

$10 $5

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Up to Half Off)

1940 Air Terminal Museum

Greater Hobby Area

Museum in art-deco airport terminal charts heritage of business and civil aviation via memorabilia and hangar of restored original aircrafts

$10 $5

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One-Hour Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Yellow Rose Distilling (Up to 62% Off)

Yellow Rose Distilling

Houston

Tour newly renovated 600-gallon distillery that produces award-winning bourbon and whiskey

$14 $7

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

A two-hour walking tour covers Houston's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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Full-Day Houston Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Houston Maritime Museum

University Place

Learn about maritime history by exploring a collection of model ships, maritime artifacts, and an exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston

$10 $5

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$159 for a Discovery Flight Package at Coastal Skies Aero Club ($318 Value)

Coastal Skies Aero Club

Pearland

In spending 60-70 minutes with an FAA-certified flight instructor, pupils learn how to operate a Cessna 172SP Skyhawk and take to the sky

$318 $159

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Zombtober Haunted Trail Paintball Adventure for Two, Four, or Eight at Legends Tactical (Up to 51% Off)

Legends Tactical

Conroe

Zombie hunters must keep watch for demonic creatures as they traverse a half mile of twisting mazes, haunted woods, and a ghoulish cemetery

$50 $29

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1-Hour Distillery Tours for 2 or 4 with Optional T-Shirts at Big Thicket Distilling Company (Up to 42% Off)

Big Thicket Distilling Company

Conroe

Distillery tours show off grain to glass whiskey and vodka made from organic, Non-GMO Texas-grown corn

$20 $12

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Individual or Family Membership or Kids' Birthday Party at El Campo Museum of Natural History (Up to 56% Off)

El Campo Museum of Natural History

El Campo

Learn about bears, waterfowl, and jungle animals in exhibits featuring over 500 taxidermied specimens from around the world

$25 $12

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$12 for a Crocodile Tour for Two at Crocodile Encounter (Up to $23.90 Value)

Crocodile Encounter

Angleton

Guests see Nile crocodiles and feed giant tortoises during hands-on guided tours of reptile show's facility

$23.90 $12

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One-Year Membership for Two Adults or Family to San Jacinto Museum of History (Up to 56% Off)

San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

$75 $35

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Winery Tour and Cheese Board for Two or Four at Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

Kemah

Tour a winery where varietals are crafted from Texas and California grapes, then taste a variety of wines and cheeses

$38 $19

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Admission for Two or Four, or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Matagorda County Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Matagorda County Museum

Bay City

Recreations and real artifacts depict important county events; kids explore a 19th-Century replica town with a schoolhouse, corral, and more

$8 $5

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Admission for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to Sam Houston Memorial Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

15-acre museum honors the life and times of Sam Houston through artifacts and historical exhibits relating to the legendary Texan

$8 $5

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Haunted Legends Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from SegCity (Up to 50% Off)

SegCity

Multiple Locations

Haunted Legends Tour includes accounts of historic crimes and stops at turn-of-the-century homes rumored to be haunted

$69 $39

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Haunted Legends Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from SegCity (Up to 50% Off)

SegCity

Multiple Locations

Haunted Legends Tour includes accounts of historic crimes and stops at turn-of-the-century homes rumored to be haunted

$69 $39

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Haunted Legends Tour for One, Two, or Four from SegCity (Up to 50% Off)

SegCity

Multiple Locations

Haunted Legends tour includes accounts of historic crimes and stops at turn-of-the-century homes rumored to be haunted

$69 $39

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Weekday, Weekend, or Themed-Tour for Two or Four from Galveston Historic Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Galveston Historic Tours

Galveston

Groups board covered shuttle-buses for a tour of Galveston's historic sights under the guidance of a history professor and Galveston native

$24 $14

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Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Texas Ghost Tours (Half Off)

Texas Ghost Tours

Historic Galveston

Moonlighting as a medium and paranormal investigator, the guide takes guests out after dark to explore for possible lingering spirits

$40 $20

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$75 for Primate Encounter for Two Adults and Two Children at The Texas Zoo ($150 Value)

The Texas Zoo

Victoria

Along with general admission, families enjoy a hands-on encounter with the zoo's primates, which includes feeding the lemurs

$150 $75

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George Ranch Historical Park, only half an hour southwest of Houston, is more than a representation of Texas history?it?s the hundred-year story of a ranching family who lived their lives on the park?s very soil. The attractions tell their story, beginning with the Jones Stock Farm?a cattle operation circa 1830?where interpreters demonstrate old-fashioned skills amidst a traditional dog-trot log cabin. The Ryon Prairie Home unveils an 1860s image of a Texas Ranch home in the golden age of the cattle drive, and the Davis Mansion contains artifacts from Victorian-era Texas enjoyed by the wealthiest citizens of the 1890s. The final site, the George Ranch Complex, demonstrates ranching life as it happened in the 1930s, including barn structures and daily cattle demonstrations. Guides show off each building and era with historic tours, demonstrations, and living history exhibits such as a working blacksmith shop.

The park?s directors breathe life back into this history with interactive events, as well. They also schedule an array of yearly events such as military reenactments, and holiday-themed history lessons.

10215 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond,
TX
US

If it weren’t for the railroad, there would be no Rosenberg. In 1880 the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Company extended their tracks across those of another railway, creating a junction that they named after the railway’s president, Henry von Rosenberg. All that remains of this junction’s original depot, from which the town of Rosenberg grew, is the signal tower, which is now the centerpiece of Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s collection of historic railcars and other railway paraphernalia.

Representing the full spectrum of passenger railcars, the collection includes a caboose—the living quarters of a train conductor—and a Canadian government business car, which in the 1920s had been appointed to transport dignitaries and prime ministers in comfort. At the museum’s education center, an HO-gauge model train gives visitors a macro view of a rail network, and, up in the signal tower, an interlocking machine lets visitors play at train traffic control, using the same switches the towerman flipped back in 1903 to make sure only one train was routed through a junction at a time and no trains were routed down the tracks that just led straight off the edge of the world.

1921 Avenue F
Rosenberg,
TX
US

In Houston, September beats out July and August for the hottest month of the year—it has nothing to do with the weather, however. The culprit behind the elevated heat level is the Houston Hot Sauce Festival. This annual event brings together exhibitors from across the country to sell and hand out samples of their signature hot sauces, salsas, jams, dips, and other spicy foods. Luckily, vendors also supply plenty of cool beverages, thus eliminating the need for bite-size fire extinguishers.

Live entertainment complements the spicy goods. Blues artists, jazz bands, and other musician play throughout the festival, and each day brings special events, such as salsa eating competitions or fire eating performances.

10505 Cash Rd
Stafford,
TX
US

Mysterious fires. An old bank vault that can’t be destroyed. A deceased opera singer who refuses to draw the curtain on the living world. These are the stories that Houston Ghost Tour’s seasoned phantom chasers impart to mortals as they guide them to local nooks and crannies where spectral squatters may dwell. Guests on the Houston tour tiptoe through the ghostly grounds of Rice University and explore Hermann Park, where the songs from Miller Outdoor Theatre and animalistic shrieks from the Houston Zoo converge to form an eerie soundtrack for sleuthing. Travelers drink in local history during the Old Town Spring adventure, which teems with tales of Civil War battles, high-stakes gambling bets, and brothels filled with the ghosts of bats forever tangled up in lingerie. Along the way, guests can also glimpse the bullet holes of a bank robbed by Bonnie and Clyde. The Tomball tour explores a paranormal train depot and a cemetery that, like an igloo made of dry ice, is said to have vanished into thin air.

201 Elm St.
Tomball,
TX
US

After a brief training session, the expert guides of Segway-authorized SegCity Houston herd up to eight gliders perched effortlessly atop Segway I2s. All mechanical roadsters are designed to handle the rocky off-road terrains of the Trail Blazin' tour, which weaves through forest trails dappled with sunlight. The Adventure Trail tour grants riders a behind-the-scenes peek at Burroughs Park as they whir past trees, humming wildlife, and a sparkling lake. Tours safely run rain or shine, only halting for exceptionally icy or stormy weather or passing herds of lake monsters.

9738 Hufsmith Road
Tomball,
TX
US

While many children learn by performing hands-on tasks, school systems have yet to figure out how to incorporate gardens, imagination workshops, and towering aqueduct mazes into their budgets. With 90,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, the Children's Museum of Houston sparks creativity by allowing kids to explore 14 learning stations. Ranked No. 1 among the 10 best children's museums in the nation by Parents magazine, named one of the 12 best children's museums in the country by Forbes.com and one of the 10 best by USA TODAY, and voted Best Museum in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Houston A-List Poll, the museum has accrued a lot of praise. The Huffington Post has also given a nod to the Children's Museum of Houston, which encourages children to explore their curious nature with a variety of interactive exhibits. Exhibits include the interactive EcoStation, a solar-powered outdoor utopia with activities such as stream creation and leaf rubbing that inspire kids to think about environmental responsibility. At the Invention Convention workshop, kids can explore engineering possibilities with building blocks, propellers, and even basic robotics. The sprawling cityscape of Kidtropolis invites children to participate in a simulated economy. The experience requires them to earn paychecks, budget money on pretend debit cards, vote for political candidates, and learn how to obsessively check milk expiration dates at the onsite grocery store.

1500 Binz St.
Houston,
TX
US